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simplistic - oversimplified
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
surmise - guess; N.
sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily